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Google moves Chicago offices to Fulton

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The Fulton Market Cold Storage Company building--a 10 story structure at Kinzie and Fulton that put everything from butter to pickled ham for 90 years--will become tech giant Google’s new Chicago home, it was announced last month. But the building’s transformation is one in a series of changes lately to the Fulton Market area. Since the 1990s, the century-old meatpacking district has seen an influx of condominiums, art galleries, restaurants and now office space. Can the Fulton Market area exist as a multi-use neighborhood, or will the new arrivals ultimately drive out the meatpacking business? To help us examine what’s happening in the Fulton Market area--and how industrial areas are lost or preserved--we have the neighborhood’s alderman, Walter Burnett, and zoning attorney and former top city zoning administrator Edward Kus, an attorney with the firm Shefsky & Froelich. (Photo: Flickr/Swanksalot)

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